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    ID this bug

    >To me it looks like an earwig but it has claw like front legs, and it's built a tunnel web inside of my capensis plant. What's odd is this bug has been evading the dew on my plant and still surviving. When I blow on the plant the bug zips down the tunnel real fast down below the all the smaller spathulata growing on the soil line.

    Also im not sure if those are eggs in it's tunnel or just seeds that have fallen off the spathulata's since they recently started sending up those seed pod's

    Any Ideas?

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    Gross! Kill it.
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    Awesome bug. looks pretty juicy. If I were you. i feed that bug to my VFT or Neps XD

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    Those are its poops.

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    I was going to call them "fecal pellets", but yes, that's what they look like.
    No idea about the bug though, a better photo might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petmantis View Post
    Gross! Kill it.
    You took the words out of my mouth! That's one of the most foul creatures I've seen in a while...

    Edit: Take a video! I'd like to see some of this tunnel-zipping action.
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    Looks like an earwig Family Dermaptera, probably Euborellia annulipes - Ring-legged Earwig
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/38920

    Silk tube and poop are most likely from a caterpillar of some sort. I'd worry about the caterpillar which will munch your plant to pieces. Earwigs don't produce silk.
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